Iceland is a land of breathtaking natural beauty and dramatic landscapes, and there is no better way to explore our stunning country than by renting an electric vehicle (EV).
Here we will not only go over the benefits of renting an EV in Iceland but also how an EV can truly enhance your experience during the trip.
There are three main reasons for why renting an EV in Iceland is such a great idea. Iceland is a country that is dedicated to preserving its environment. This is reflected in the high usage of clean energy sources in Iceland, like geothermal and hydro power.
By renting an EV you are using this clean energy and contributing to the protection of Iceland’s delicate nature. Meaning you can reduce your carbon footprint and explore our amazing country with a clear conscience.
Low Fuel Cost
Driving an EV in Iceland will also save money on fuel cost as electricity is cheaper than petrol and diesel in Iceland.
A rental car in Iceland is the best way to explore the country and see all its natural wonders.
Therefore, by renting an EV, travelers can enjoy Iceland´s amazing scenery and at the same time reduce travel costs by charging an electric car instead of buying expensive fuel.
Enhance Travel Experience
As soon as you start driving your EV rental car in Iceland, it will strike you how smooth and quiet the ride is. The lack of engine noise makes it possible to fully enjoy the serenity of Iceland's natural beauty.
This will only enhance your experience as you drive along the Ring Road. Passing by amazing views of volcanoes, powerful waterfalls, black sand beaches and mighty glaciers.
Which EV Should I Rent in Iceland
Blue Car Rental offers a few different types of electric cars for hiring. Kia Niro and Kia Soul EV and two models of Tesla.
Both Kia models, the Kia Soul and Kia Niro, have proven themselves in Iceland as a city car and for short road trips. Perfect for seeing the Golden Circle, visiting the Blue Lagoon and other great places near Reykjavik.
Rent a Tesla in Iceland
Tesla is often the first car that comes to mind when people think of electric cars. That's understandable as Tesla is the most famous and popular EV in the world.
Tesla's modern styling and unique capability make Tesla an excellent rental car in Iceland. That's why we offer two types of Tesla models for our rental cars customers.
The Best EV Rental in Iceland
All our EV rental cars have 70% battery charge or more when delivered and a fast charging cable. Pick up and drop off is available at both our offices. At Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik City Center.
The range of our EV rental cars is at least 150 km when fully charged, which is more than enough for most daily trips in Iceland.
Our EV´s are allowed on all main roads in Iceland. They are not allowed on F-roads in the Icelandic Highlands.
This means it is possible to drive the entire Ring Road with an EV and explore the greatest natural wonders in Iceland. As well as enjoying incredible scenery on the way.
The silence of the EV will make the experience even more magical.
When Booking an EV in Iceland
Booking an EV with Blue Car Rental is no different than booking any other rental car. You always go through our smooth and easy booking process.
EV bookings enjoy all the same benefits as other bookings. Including zero waiting time with our fully integrated online check-in platform. Getting you faster on the road than any other car rental company in the world!
A liability waiver and roadside assistance can be added to all EV booking, offering a full coverage for your EV rental in Iceland.
We also have a 24-hour customer service and a special road information app for our customer, containing important information about driving in Iceland. Including a detailed map of the charging stations across Iceland.
Our friendly and helpful staff will also be happy to provide additional assistance and information, if requested.
Charging Your EV in Iceland
Charging an EV is a breeze, and you should have no trouble finding charging stations in Iceland. The charging infrastructure in Iceland is well developed, and there are plenty of fast charging stations where it´s possible to charge an electric car to 80% in just about 30 minutes.
We recommend planning the trip in advance and making sure where the next charging station is located on your EV drive in Iceland. By doing so you will never have to worry about running out of juice.
What I Need to Know Before Renting an EV in Iceland
To get the most from your trip in Iceland a bit of planning is always required. The same applies when renting an EV in Iceland. Doing a little research can only improve your experience.
So, what is important to know before renting an EV in Iceland?
Here are the five things we recommend looking into before starting your EV Iceland road trip:
- Decide how I will use the EV.
- Know the driving range of the EV.
- Find out how the EV operates.
- Find where I can charge the EV.
For these and further information check out our Guidance for Renting Electric Cars in Iceland
Benefits of Renting an EV in Iceland
Overall, renting and driving an electric car in Iceland is a fantastic experience which we highly recommend to anyone planning a trip to Iceland. It not only saves money and is environmentally friendly but it also provides a unique and memorable experience.